Teenage Marijuana Use has Negative Consequences

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Teenage Marijuana Use has Negative Consequences

Marijuana is a frequent drug of choice among teenagers. Teens look at this drug as ‘harmless’ even though it can be addicting and act as a gateway drug to harsher drugs. Studies show that teenagers under the age of 17 who use marijuana for recreational use on a daily basis are at risk for many consequences. They are eight times more likely to become addicted to harsher drugs and 18 times more likely to become dependent on the marijuana for extended periods of time. Furthermore, these teenage drug users are less likely to graduate high school and move onto college.

Although many people view marijuana as a non-dangerous drug, its long-term effects show otherwise. Recognizing dependence to marijuana and seeking help can prevent you from moving on to other drugs and help you stay sober and healthy. If you feel you are dependent on any drug, including marijuana, Seabrook can help. Visit us at www. SeabrookHouse.org or call 800.761.7575 for more information.

 

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